Sunday, 4 March 2012

Bucktail pike flies

Been tying up a few bucktail pike patterns , just simply for a change to the usual synthetics. Quite easy to tie just bunches tied along the length  of a 4/0 aberdeen hook interspersed with flash, epoxy eyes fixed with uv resin (deer creek diamond  hard) great fun to tie.

A perch version in action
mission accomplished

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

16th feb

Apologies very late in updating this . Gried to concentrate on loch flies for a change , river flies tend to have been done to death and we do have a great tradition for loch style wets, so we thought we would do a few, but first up a dry!

Dirty polly /Corrie killer hybrid

Hook: b100
butt :  globrite no5
rib: none you could use fine wire or tag end
body and thorax: black seals fur , peacock glister mixed 50/50
wing: poly yarn
hackle : grizzle or black.

tail: Red wool
rib: gold wire
body: flat gold we used holographic
Palmering hackle:black cock
head hackles : orange and black hen.

black ke-he
tail; red wool with gp tippets over the top
body: peacock herl
hackle : black hen

Thursday, 19 January 2012

19th Jan.

Thanks again , all who attended. A good few flies tonight  , mainly emergers, but first up was the Endrick spider.

hook: b175 or170 or similar size 14-10
weight either copper wire, or lead
tail: cock pheasant
rib: copper wire
body : cock pheasant
hackle: English partridge

Then 3 emergers .

First up. The Deer hair emerger (DHE)
Hook: b100
Rib tag end of thread
body and thorax, haresear
wing: deer hair (Roe is a good option)

variant with turkey biot body. basically with all these patterns the body can be changed to suit.

Then we did a snow shoe emerger
which is as above though the hook size preferance is smaller ie deerhair =12-10's, snow shoe = 14-16's
the wing material is the only differance otherwise.

Last we did a cdc flexi- emerger
hook:b100 # 14
thread: white 8/0
body: olive flexi floss
wing :cdc
thorax : olive hares ear

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

More dates

some new dates to put in your diary (fortnightly),  usual place (Black bitch)and usual time .

Thursday january 19th
thu february 2nd
thu feb 16th

hope you can make it.


Thursday, 22 December 2011

Thursday 22nd

A big thankyou to all who atttended ! A handful of killers tied tonight.
First up.
 A balloon caddis turks tarantula hybrid
Hook: caddis longshank.
Tail: Golden pheasant tippets
Body: Haresear
balloon : white craft foam
wing: Deerhair
legs: Rubber strand  from bungeee chord.


Prince nymph (variant)
Hook: size 10 or 12 with a bead
Tail: Brown or black goose biots
wing: white goose biots.
Rib: Gold or copper wire
Body: peacock herl
collar: peacock glister

nb: the original a stonefly nymph imitation had  a furnace hackle at the head.

Elk Hair Caddis

hook :B170 size 12
rib: gold wire
Body : any coloured dubbing typically green yellow , haresear, black.
hackle: (optional) brown -palmered
Wing: Elk

 Not a specific pattern but a general purpose, i will however list the materials ive used for purposes of the accompanied photograph, but the body materials are of personal preferance and the tailing can be microfibbets , hackle fibres, moose main etc.

Hook: Medium or light wire Size 10-14
Tail: Coq de leon
body: Brown turkey biot
Wing : Deer hair
Thorax: Haresear.

Friday, 25 November 2011

Next Meet

The Next meet is not until Thursday the 22nd of December, hope you can make it!!Usual place The Black Bitch at Linlithgow 7pm till 9pm.

24th: A deer night at the inn

The weather outside was a shocker,(it still is) we had a reasonable show though, a big thankyou to those who made it!
Tonight was based on Deerhair patterns .

First up was the cdc and elk, a quick and easy pattern once mastered and a great fish catcher.
 Hook: 10-16 light or medium wire
body :cdc feather tied in by the tips then palmered up the body.
wing:Deerhair (roe seems to work well)

NB. Despite being called the cdc and "Elk" it is normal deerhair that is used having said that elk does work.

Next up was a challenge for us, the G &H sedge , it's a great fishing pattern for bringing up stubborn fish , great for white water or just for sighting in poor visibility ie in the gloaming or white water. It is also great practice for mastering spinning techniques and once mastered , muddlers , and anything else that requires a spun body becomes easy as the concept is the same.

hook: longshank 10 (but can be tied smaller or bigger)
Underbody: Supper bug yarn doubled up tied out the back then pulled forward.usually green or orange.
Abdomen: Deerhair, spun and clipped
antennae (optional): stripped hackle stalks
Hackle: genetic cock

NB. The under body usually has a body formed with a dubbing loop but i find this  method easier.

Next up is a great pattern  when the sedges come out to play, the Balloon caddis, sometimes called the Moser after it's creator .
Hook: medium wire 12-10
Rib : thread tag end
abdomen: Hare
Balloon. Ethafoam
Thorax: any dubbing, i used peacock glister in the picture  for some contrast.

NB. The addition  of rubberlegs makes for a useful variant, add them to the ballon crease one each side.

The last pattern doesnt contain deerhair but a good pattern , useful on adropper when fishing a nymph.
It is a wire nymph.

Body : copper wire.Can be any colour
thorax: hare, glister, etc 

i like a variation of this with the thorax tied in front of the hackle.